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Anonymous Coward
May 20th, 2016, 08:48 PM
I recently read through this thread on: comp.sys.ibm.ps2.hardware

Skyrocket was the code name for an AT prototype that had 640kb on the motherboard.
Does anyone know if photos of this system exist?

Chuck(G)
May 20th, 2016, 09:26 PM
Sounds to me an awful lot like the 5162 (PC XT/286). 640K on the planar, IIRC.

Anonymous Coward
May 20th, 2016, 10:25 PM
Sounds to me an awful lot like the 5162 (PC XT/286). 640K on the planar, IIRC.

Sorry, I forgot to post the actual link to the conversation:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!search/5170$20skyrocket/comp.sys.ibm.ps2.hardware/9libo3DblGQ/Eh8qTswSEMAJ

Apparently it was not based on the 5162 planar, but something closer to a type 1 motherboard.

modem7
May 20th, 2016, 11:20 PM
The rumoured 'PC II' ????
See [here (http://minuszerodegrees.net/5162/misc/ibm_5162_pcII.jpg)].

Anonymous Coward
May 21st, 2016, 12:46 AM
Weird, I'll have to add that to the list of XT-286 conspiracy theories, which include:
-The system was built solely to use up spare XT parts
-It was designed to avoid having to re-write existing government contracts to supply XTs

Not to say that any of them aren't true.

I'm not sure about Skyrocket, but it sounds more like it was intended to be what became the AT model 239 and 339.

So nobody in here knows Tony Ingenoso?

yuhong
June 18th, 2016, 09:05 AM
So nobody in here knows Tony Ingenoso?
I think he is dead now.

Chuck(G)
June 18th, 2016, 09:12 AM
I think he is dead now.

That makes it harder to introduce oneself to him, doesn't it?

I can recall a time when rumors were flying that the PC JX was going to be the "new" PC.

A good thing that it wasn't.

Anonymous Coward
June 18th, 2016, 02:50 PM
I think he is dead now.

That's unfortunate. I did find an obituary while searching for the name, but I couldn't be sure it was the same person.

glitch
June 18th, 2016, 03:48 PM
Huh, I'll have to double-check the AT chassis I've got. It has a XT-286 sized motherboard, and BASIC in ROM, I always assumed it was just an XT-286 motherboard in an AT case.